Anyone notice the massive sound difference between the 15" and 17"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MovieCutter, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

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    I've flipped between 15" and 17" MBPs for years, but never before have I noticed such a striking difference between sound quality on a 17" vs. a 15". Had a 2.8Ghz 17", went to an i7 15" and found the sound incredibly weak. It could barely fill a hotel room. Moved back to a 17" i7 today and it's incredibly better, fuller and louder. Just an observation.
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    The 17" has always been this way. My Late 06 17" has amazing speakers for a laptop, better than any laptop I've come across (and had the opportunity to test).
     
  3. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    What other reasons made you go back to the 17"?

    Did you order the hi-res or AG, how's the font size?

    Last question :) How do you find the 17" for traveling or do you have a 13" or use your iPad only for that?

    Thanks!
     
  4. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Noticed the same on a friend's 17" i7, great bass for a laptop...
     
  5. oyebto macrumors regular

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    17" has 2 "subwoofers" compared to the 15" (1 sub) hence it has more balanced sound.
     

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